Description & Technical information

William Collins supplied a very similar lantern, also with the distinctive foliate glazing bars and crestings, to Burton Constable Hall in Yorkshire, England, where a bill from 1832 for £60 survives. An almost identical model is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

The lantern has a Regency replaced glass smoke cowl. The pendent light fitting is modern and is fitted for electricity.

Date:  1820
Period:  1750-1850, 19th century
Origin:  England
Medium: Brass
Dimensions: 91 x 54.5 cm (35⁷/₈ x 21¹/₂ inches)
Literature: Literature:
Christie’s, ‘Fine English Furniture’, sale catalogue, 4 July 1991, lot 16.
Christopher Gilbert, Country House Lighting 1660-1890, 1992, p. 73.
Rupert Gentle, Domestic Metalwork 1640-1820, 1994, p. 189, illus. 9.

Illustrated:
Ronald Phillips Ltd., 2011 catalogue, pp. 200-201.
Categories: Furniture